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Eye-Popping First Look At Julia Roberts As The Evil Queen In Tarsem's Snow White Film

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 6, 2011 3:08 AM
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Plus Armie Hammer, The Seven Dwarves & More



Update: People has even more pics from the movie. Check them out below.

It looks like Oscar-winning costume designer Eiko Ishioka has been working overtime on Tarsem's upcoming and still-untitled Snow White movie. This summer we got our first look at Lily Collins in the lead role, outfitted in a pretty elaborate and eye-catching dress and now, the first images of Julia Roberts as the evil Queen have arrived from Entertainment Weekly and Yahoo. She's going to need the seven dwarves just to carry the train on that thing.

With the release date looming just five short months from now, Tarsem is under the gun to get his film finished but if these latest pics prove anything, it's that despite having a rival film "Snow White And The Huntsman" over at Universal that's currently shooting, these two movies will be worlds apart. From the set pics that have leaked so far for 'Huntsman' it essentially looks like "Robin Hood" starring Bella Swan, but Relativity's picture will strike a tone between adventure and comedy, with Snow White teaming up with a pack of seven dwarfs to take on her evil stepmother who has destroyed the kingdom and killed her father.

“She’s the cat that ate the canary,” Tarsem told EW about the Queen in the film adding, “She outsources her evil, just like most people. I wanted a person who is just schizophrenic. She’s a person who would just do all the evil she needs to do to stay in power.”

The strong cast is rounded out by Sean Bean as the King, Armie Hammer as Prince Andrew Alcott and Nathan Lane as the Queen’s hapless and bungling servant, Brighton. You can take a look at the first pics of Hammer and Lane below as well, and is it just us, or does Collins look a lot like Audrey Hepburn here? Anyway, the movie is moving quickly towards its March 16, 2012 release date and we presume at some point, somebody will give it a name.

















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15 Comments

  • Taylor | October 6, 2011 9:50 AMReply

    Julia Roberts isnt SUPPOSED to LOOK evil. she said that this queen is one of those people that looks good on the outside and is rotten inside, which I think she is capturing. you can see it in her eyes.

    I am very excited for this movie. I think it will be very entertaining and a nice small twist on the original story. My guess is that it will end up as a young adult to young girl favorite as the like of Ella Enchanted and A Cinderella Story before it (:

    GO LILLY!

  • Alex | October 6, 2011 8:07 AMReply

    Is it me or Julia Roberts doesn't look...evil...at all? Her face makes me...laugh lol

  • @kathy | October 6, 2011 7:49 AMReply

    kinda like how the other snow white is trying to rip off robin hood and lord of the rings?

  • Kathy | October 6, 2011 7:43 AMReply

    So basically they are trying to copy Alice in Wonderland. How unoriginal. This looks lame and what's up with the eyebrows on that girl? Yikes.

  • paul | October 6, 2011 6:25 AMReply

    @ chris i think they are going for the fairy tale look. that alone will appeal to many, esp. children. i think the pics make it look like an interesting movie.

  • Audrey | October 6, 2011 6:25 AMReply

    This looks fantastic! I love how Tarsem, Eiko and co seem to be really taking advantage of the fantasy aspect of the story. They're very smart to make this a bright and colourful fairy tale film too as it positions it to appeal to family audiences as well.

    I've seen a lot of comparisons of Lily Colilins to Audrey Hepburn but she actually reminds me a lot more of a young Elizabeth Taylor with brown eyes rather than blue.

  • Chris | October 6, 2011 5:36 AMReply

    I was actually looking forward to two different SW's. Unlike highlander there doesn't have to be only one. But I'm not sure about this one. Costumes are so over the top it looks more like a parody of a fairy tale. Maybe that's what they're going for. I guess we'll see.

  • paul | October 6, 2011 4:58 AMReply

    Eiko Ishioka does amazing work. Wonder if she will get another oscar nom. for this. As for the pics, looks like they are sticking with their demographics, and that's smart for them.

  • Katie W | October 6, 2011 4:52 AMReply

    Lily Collins look good as a young Snow White but Julia Roberts' look does nothing for me. I'll wait for DVD thanks. Maybe.

  • jane | October 6, 2011 4:52 AMReply

    "It was also a wasted opportunity that they didn’t cast seven recognisable actors with comedic experience to play the Seven Dwarfs."

    Oh! Like that OTHER Snow White, right?

    Yup, no agenda here at all.

    It looks like a bright, silly kids' movie. Which is apparently the intention. Stand down, KStew fans. This is obviously not even going after the same demo as your movie. No need to tear it down everytime it's mentioned.

  • Domi | October 6, 2011 4:17 AMReply

    Rofl i love how the person who wrote the article is not even scared to be ridiculous. Hope lily Collins is better in this than She was in abduction.

  • Vanessa | October 6, 2011 4:11 AMReply

    Oh gosh, all of my little cousins are going to LOVE this film!

    It looks OTT, campy, extravagant, and I know I will be the chaperone at the movies soon lol!

    This looks cute, and while I wish they had dyed Julia's hair a little darker, she looks fantastic in that first pic.

    Can't wait to see what Tarsem does with this!

  • Sanoe | October 6, 2011 4:07 AMReply

    Jeez, KJ, could you be any more predictable? I'm starting to think that Relativity is paying you for this slobbering.

  • BradZuhl | October 6, 2011 3:39 AMReply

    Looks like an absolute train-wreck. Just because Tarsem can create interesting visuals doesn't mean he's a filmmaker. He should be a still photographer.

  • Teresa Cavallari | October 6, 2011 3:27 AMReply

    Julia Roberts doesn’t look like an evil villain at all and the crew is very lazy to not transform her appearance for this film.

    It was also a wasted opportunity that they didn’t cast seven recognisable actors with comedic experience to play the Seven Dwarfs.

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